goodbye to coldest and snowiest February

Watching the Seasons

Its the last day of a remarkable month. February 2015 has ended up breaking records in Boston as the second coldest and the snowiest February ever (64.8 inches – 5.4 feet). At least its a short month. I hope March is better.

March is not starting out great: a snowstorm is forecast soon that is supposed to break our snowfall record making 2015 the snowiest winter on record in Boston. (We’re at 102 inches now – the record is here is 107.)

I suppose some people love the snow, but at this point, it’s really in the way. Parking and driving are difficult, roofs are collapsing and it takes so long to clear after each storm. I hear the kids will need Saturday classes this spring to make up for snow days. And I was at a talk by a Mass wildlife official tonight who said wildlife is suffering. She noted, as I’ve seen in our yard, that there are hardly any wildlife tracks around now. The animals are just lying low, waiting til the snow thaws. You can’t walk in 5 feet of powder without snowshoes.

On a positive note, I’m really glad to be planting seeds and am eagerly watching for my first seedlings to sprout.

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